Metaphor? Image Posted on February 2, 2013 by Fr. Angelo M. Geiger Hard times. Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreTumblrRedditPinterestPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Wonderful! Despite this Abbey is in ruins, its looking (apperance) is majestic!
Here in Brazil there are some Cistercians Monasteries. For me, the most beautiful Cistercian monastery in my country is the Abadia de Nossa Senhora de Hardehausen-Itatinga! (Abbey of Our Lady of Assumption of Hardehausen-Itatinga).
It is amazing, really beautiful! Please, check out!
But I think I understood what you meant, Fr. Angelo. The Abbey ruins is a sing of the decay, of decline of the Christian Civilization in the Western, isn’t it?
Here in Brazil too, the vocations to the priesthood and religious life is in decline. Many convents and particulary monasteries don’t receive more vocations.
The young just want to have fun.. anything else.
Father, last wednesday I read a reporting about a Cistercien monastery that was built in California with stones of an ancient monastary in Europe. So I remembered this post of yours and I thought you are going to like to read about it too. See, please.
Monks in California Breathe Life Into a Monastery From Spain
That news was translated and published in a very intersting blog about Cathedrals in Middle Ages with this headline
Mosteiro cisterciense do século XII renasce na Califórnia